Lapland Holiday Information and Tips
As you plan your family holiday and everyone is getting excited about the prospect of meeting the man himself, Mr Claus, Iglulapland.com have put
together a list of useful Lapland holiday information, helpful tips and interesting facts to make sure you get the most from your trip. Choose from a variety of
magical Lapland holidays and 4 different Lapland day trips, all available through Iglulapland.com and discover this stunning winter wonderland.
Did you know that Lapland is not actually a country in itself, but is in fact made up of regions in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway, all located inside the Arctic Circle? Lapland is traditionally the home of nomadic reindeer herders and of course Lapland's most famous resident… Santa Claus!
Lapland only has an average of 5 hours of daylight a day known as "grey light" - this is generally between 10am and 3pm - The rest of the time is like night time.
During your Lapland holiday you may be lucky enough to see the spectacle that is the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Unique to the Arctic Circle, this is a natural display of red, green or blue lights flashing and shimmering across the sky, caused by distant solar activity.
With a stock of over 200,000 you will not be able to miss seeing one of Lapland's most famous and well loved animals, the reindeer. Reindeer sleigh-riding is a popular activity in Lapland and comes highly recommended.
Lapland is above the Arctic Circle where temperatures are often well below freezing, please ensure that you bring suitable clothing, including hats, gloves, scarves, warm layers and thermals. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the cold weather conditions, therefore we do not recommend any of these trips for children under 3 years of age.
Don't forget the camera to capture all your amazing winter wonderland moments, including pictures of Santa Claus. However, please be aware that the intense cold will drain batteries much faster, so bring spares. We also recommend that you bring the fastest speed film you can, due to the low light in Lapland.